Interview

Earle Burrows

Born in Sydney, Australia, Earle Burrows is an internationally licensed, professional pilot. After completing his degree in commerce in 2011, he pursued his career as a professional pilot. He now holds multiple commercial pilot’s licenses in the Unites States and Australia, and leverages his aerial vantage point to create high quality aerial photography from the sky. Burrows specializes in fine art photography and capturing photos of commercial development.

When he’s not in the air, Burrows likes to play tennis and the guitar. Earle also believes in volunteering his time, and regularly volunteers at a popular service organization called Mission Australia.

What makes Australia the greatest country in the world?

People make countries great and Australia is great because of the people who live here. No country is perfect, and I haven’t been to most of them, but Australians are broadly a happy, fun loving bunch. The beaches are amazing, the wildlife is like none other, and the people are really incredible.

What is your favorite part of Australia?

I love the beaches. I always have and Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Then there’s also the great barrier reef and all the aquatic attractions. The wildlife is outlandish and fascinating. It’s a truly great place to be a pilot because it’s all so breathtaking from the air.

What type of business are you in?

I am a pilot by trade, but I also work as a freelance photographer specializing in aerial photography. So, I specialize in aerial commercial photography, but I also work to take nature photographs from land as well as the sky. I’m really passionate about building my skillset as a fine art photographer.

How do you or your business affect the local economy?

We engage primarily with marketing agencies and work in commercial real estate. So, this helps people document their building projects, creates marketing material for building contractors, and aids in finding both commercial and residential tenants in the local real estate economy.

How old is your business? What year did you start?

I have been taking pictures ever since I can remember. I began studying to become a pilot when I graduated college in 2011 and have worked professionally in that capacity ever since I was licensed. Over time, I decided to combine my passions for flight with my interest in photography and took advantage of my airborne perspective to fill a niche in the Australian market.

In what ways do you or your business benefit the national economy?

Most of the impacts of my business directly affect the local economy much more than the national economy – at least for right now.

Are you (or your business) involved in any philanthropic activities?

I really enjoy giving back to the community by regularly volunteering at a non-denominational Christian community service organization, called Mission Australia, that provides family, community, employment, housing and early learning services throughout Australia.

What do you want people to know about you or your business?

We guarantee all of our work for clients. It seems like in big media houses, you pay a non-refundable deposit up front for the services and then receive the deliverables. In our case, clients only pay for licenses on finished products when they are happy with the final product.

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